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Does NYPD Brass Encourage Racial Profiling?

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NEW YORK (AP) - The right people at the right time in the right location, but does that mean the NYPD brass encourages racial profiling?

That phrase - repeated over and over in a secret recording of a police supervisor - is at the crux of a civil rights challenge to the New York Police Department's contentions tactic known as stop, question, and frisk.

"So, who are the right people?" asks Officer Pedro Serrano, during an argument with his supervisor about how to make a legal stop.

"Depends where you are," replies Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack.

Returning Black Veterans Face Higher Unemployment And Homelessness

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With the nomination of Thomas Perez (the son of Dominican immigrants) as Labor Secretary on March 18, President Obama called on him to continue Administration efforts to help returning veterans find jobs. This comes on the heels of the President’s State of the Union pledge that 34,000 U.S.

German Food Along The Fairytale Road

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There is one thing you can count on when you visit Germany and that is the fact that you won’t go hungry. On a recent trip to Germany’s Fairy Tale Road featuring the Grimm Brothers, I had the pleasure of enjoying a number of tasty treats from the northern region in Hamelin where the Pied Piper put the town on the map to Kassel, Germany and Hanau where local specialties ruled the day like Ahle Wurst and Cheese with Music.

NYPD Stop & Frisk Viewed As Racist

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NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the five million New Yorkers stopped, questioned, and sometimes frisked by police in the past decade were wrongly targeted because of their race, lawyers for four men who said they were illegally stopped said Monday. New York Police Department lawyers countered that officers must go where the crime is - and the crime is overwhelmingly in minority neighborhoods.

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